Dolly Parton wrote the song solo. She told American Songwriter
it originated with her thinking about mothers and their babies as she cuddled one of her little nieces and nephews. Then Dolly started writing "about being there with your little baby, kissing and hugging and all that."
Parton later decided to change the song's tone to a more romantic one. "I cuddled up with Michael Bublé on this one! He did a great job on it. So it made it sexy," she said. "I can only fantasize cuddling up and cozying down with him!"